I’ve wanted to let ya’ll know about a recent guilty pleasure of mine—reverse harem. I’ve been reading a TON of reverse harem novels lately and just can’t put them down.
Reverse harem (also known as RH) isn’t super widely known, I didn’t know what it was until recently, so just an explanation; reverse harem is when there is one female protagonist with three or more male leads/romantic interests.
From my experience, RH is mostly new adult to adult (meaning more mature language, situation, and sex scenes), and this isn’t like a love triangle. The protagonist loves all of her men equally and they all love, protect, and cater to her; usually the guys are all friends or become friends as well.
It’s a bit different and a concept that can get judged super quickly and easily—and like yeah there are some bad and just trashy ones out there, but when done right a reverse harem can be super sweet, funny, and sexy.
I’ve been reading mostly paranormal or fantasy RH, it definitely makes it easier to suspend disbelief and accept the whole multiple interests/mates aspect, with a couple contemporaries thrown in. And I just wanted to give ya’ll a rundown of some of my favorites that are definitely worth giving a try.
Trying to Live With the Dead (The Veil Diaries #1) by B.L. Brunnemer
This is definitely the book to ease yourself into reverse harem with. It’s more young adult, and friendship based (at least so far in the series). Alexis is your totally average 17-year-old girl…except she can see and talk to the dead, and help them move on. The dead always seem to find her, which is an issue when she moves in with her uncle and heads off to a new school. But when an evil ghost lurking around the school refuses to leave her alone, Alexis has to decide if she should tell her friends—five insanely hot guys who’ve basically adopted her—or continue keeping her abilities a secret. Continue reading